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The New Sin You Might Fall Prey To

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has revealed he is giving serious consideration to the introduction of a new sin to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. […]

Thank you, Omu!

Whether it’s in the classroom, at home or in the community, building literacy and language skills provides positive reading experiences, which instils a love of reading […]

‘November to Remember’ to support Agape House

Agape House will be hosting its sixth ‘November to Remember’ fundraiser on Saturday November 23 at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Leon […]

First Holy Communion for some special ‘little angels’

Catechist Ronalda Joseph Wood says she is humbled by the experience of preparing children with intellectual disabilities for First Communion. Bethesda For Persons with Disabilities is […]

Diamond Jubilee celebration for Corpus Christi College

Corpus Christi College celebrated its Diamond Jubilee (60th anniversary) September 8. This milestone was marked on Wednesday, September 11 with the celebration of Holy Mass, at […]

An honour to serve

The Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters will celebrate their centenary of arrival in Trinidad this month. This is Part Six and the conclusion of the history of […]

Christmas fun for the family at Santa Claus Parade

The annual Grant-a-Wish Foundation Santa Claus Parade takes place on Sunday, November 17 at the Queen’s Park Savannah (opposite NAPA) at 3 p.m. Described by organisers […]

MoE needs to train teachers to recognise and help dyslexic students

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1   The Executive Chairman of the Dyslexic Association of Trinidad and Tobago (‘the Association’) has said that she does […]

The Catholic Church and near-death experiences

There’s a reason people return to life after death. Copy editor Simone Delochan concludes her examination of near-death experiences with a look at the Catholic perspective. […]

What’s the cost of discipleship?

La Horquetta parish priest Fr Dwight Merrick reflects on the meaning of missionary discipleship. October was declared by Pope Francis the Church’s Extraordinary Missionary Month. Thirty […]

Help us build our Music Academy

The Trinidad and Tobago Youth Philharmonic (TTYP) Fundraising Concert ‘With a Christmas Heart’, will take place on Saturday, November 23 at 7.30 p.m. and Sunday, November […]

Burying grief, resurrecting hope

The following is a Spoken Word piece that was delivered by Kayla Daniel at the launch of the Consolation Ministry of the Parish of the Incarnation, […]

God, and God alone

We all have stories of friends experiencing difficult life situations involving death. CAMSEL’s Advertising Officer Mary Pitman tells the story of such a friend. Meet my […]

An unforgettable experience

Twelve years ago, the murder of her son brought extreme emotional pain to Elizabeth*. She recalls the experience and what saw her through. My son, Adrian* […]

Where there’s a Will…

One local attorney-at-law believes persons are not generally aware of the importance of wills. However, the persons who tend to be aware of the importance usually […]

Should Catholics celebrate Halloween?

The Catholic News spoke with Deacon Harold Woodroffe on the topic of Halloween whether Catholics should participate in the “celebration”. He said Halloween was not something […]

The real meaning of the word ‘disciple’

La Horquetta parish priest Fr Dwight Merrick reflects on the meaning of missionary discipleship. October was declared by Pope Francis the Church’s Extraordinary Missionary Month. Somewhere […]

Gratitude is a must!

How great it is to be alive! Life is God’s gracious gift to humanity, but life can also be unpredictable. As long as we are living […]

An unforgettable experience

Twelve years ago, the murder of her son brought extreme emotional pain to Elizabeth*. She recalls the experience and what saw her through. My son, Adrian* […]

Almost gone…

Usually, when you’re ‘gone’, there really is no coming back. But there are those who’ve ‘died’ only to return to share their out of body experience. […]

Rubbishing the Pope just isn’t right

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Archbishop Jason Gordon has been observing an “in-your-face” rubbishing of Pope Francis especially in American media and he fears […]

A guide to missionary discipleship

Tracy McKenzie, Principal of St Francis of Assisi RC School was among the educators at the October 17 Catholic Teachers’ Day of Spiritual Renewal. She gives […]

5 Prayers for the dead (that you can take to the cemetery)

Remember, O Lord, that they are Thy creatures, not made by strange gods, but by Thee … While the Catholic tradition of visiting a cemetery during […]

Poor Man’s Dinner to help retired Cluny Sisters

The Helen Chorale of St Joseph will host a Poor Man’s Dinner on November 9 at St Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph from 6 p.m. During the […]

A spiritual journey from Jerusalem to Medjugorje

By Godfrey Ransome Thirty-five pilgrims, under the spiritual direction of Msgr Esau Joseph, departed Trinidad on September 13 to undertake a religious reawakening in the Holy […]

Discovering Caribbean saints

This All Saints’ (Friday, November 1) finds me persistently thinking of Archbishop Anthony Pantin. I always regarded him as a saint so the local movement to […]

Akini continues to dream

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel @catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp From Akini’s childhood, his father nurtured a love of steel pan music and took him to band practice […]

‘Believers: Builders of Fraternity and Peaceful Coexistence’

Message from the Vatican for Divali The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue at the Vatican issued a message October 21 for Divali with the theme: Believers: […]

World Menopause Day—Normalising a ‘taboo’

Did you know that there is a World Menopause Day? It was actually last Friday, October 18, the purpose of which is to raise awareness on […]

Challenge the culture of death in all its forms

Pope St John Paul II, in his powerful encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), challengingly said “How can we fail to consider the violence […]

Cultivating a Eucharistic Heart

In the US a recent survey revealed that only 26 per cent of Catholics under 40 believe in the true presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. […]

Akini’s Steel Determination

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp   “He couldn’t write properly and he had a heavy tongue which made it difficult to understand him at […]

Sr Theodore’s many missions

The following is an edited version of the eulogy for Sr Theodore Winter SJC delivered at her October 10 Funeral Mass at the POS Convent chapel. […]

Monk of 71 years celebrates 95th birthday

Fr Augustine (Peter) Schreurs OSB celebrated his 95th birthday on October 15 and is probably the most senior Dutch national residing in the Republic of Trinidad […]

World-record winning gymnast Simone Biles leans on her Catholic faith

Zelda Caldwell | Oct 14, 2019 The following is a publication for aleteia.org and republished with their permission The 22-year old gymnast, who broke the world record […]

Finding in the Temple: When Mary herself teaches us what we need for the Rosary

In this month of the Rosary, take a moment to reflect on the Fifth Joyful Mystery. The finding of Jesus in the temple is the only […]

More story time with Keens-Douglas and Friends

This year’s annual Tim Tim Storytelling show ‘Story after Story, An Evening with Paul Keens-Douglas and Friends’ will take place at the National Academy for the […]

Season of Creation ends, Synod on Amazon begins

October 4 is widely known for the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology. It also marks the end of the […]

‘Fr Bunty’ – chaplain for life

The following tribute to Fr Benedict Hilaire was submitted by Mark Mungal on behalf of the 1st Presentation Sea Scouts troop. It appeared in their 60th […]

Christian Meditation – building a contemplative church

The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) is a global and inclusive contemplative family. The roots of our community lie in the desert tradition of early […]

Rewarding visits to Carrera Prison

The Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters will celebrate their centenary of arrival in Trinidad in November. This is Part Five of the history of the Order. Part […]

Women, baptised and sent

The Growing in Grace Women’s Conference journeyed to the Holy Trinity RC Church, Arouca Parish Hall on Sunday, September 8, for the fourth annual Conference with […]

Legion of Mary celebrates anniversaries

The legionaries attached to the Regia Our Lady of The Rosary of Fatima, Port of Spain celebrated the 98th anniversary of the establishment of the Legion […]

What every breast cancer survivor should know about Lymphedema

By Dixie Ann Belle Many breast cancer survivors will probably tell you that the battle against the disease is one of the hardest they may have […]

In observance of World Mental Health Day on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Dr Margaret Nakhid-Chatoor Clinical and Educational Psychologist President – Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists Understanding trauma and its effects in a highly stressed society A […]

Where’s Your Blackberry? Your E-Waste Is Your Responsibility

Humans generate a lot of e-waste, 50 million tonnes globally according to the World Economic Forum, an international organisation for Public-Private Cooperation. It expects this figure […]

Khelawan finds his calling

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @gordon_lp Vernon Khelawan, our ‘Frankly Speaking’ columnist, joined the media in 1959. This was after one year of trying to […]

How we as Church can help people cope

World Mental Health Day (October 10) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. A Catholic living with a mental […]

A Catholic musician who will rock your playlist

Renee Smith comms.camsel@catholictt.org Catholic musician Leandra Simon-Richards shared her thoughts with the Catholic News about being Catholic in a primarily non-Catholic Christian contemporary music scene and […]

Seeking God’s vision for the people

Archbishop Jason Gordon concludes his examination of homiletics When we stand before God’s people in liturgy, we stand naked spiritually. We stand in persona Christi in […]

Drug abuse and mental health

“Do not condemn the addict; they need help.” These words were articulated by Michael Andre as the conversation on Mental Health continued at St Charles Borromeo […]

Piano and pan for ‘Renaissance’

The National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) will come alive with the scintillating sound of ivory and steel when Dr Louis & The Lynx and […]

Love Movement presents ‘Colours of His Love’

Back by public demand, The Love Movement will present ‘Colours of His Love’ at Queen’s Hall on Friday, October 4 and Saturday 5 at 7.30 p.m. […]

A quarter century offering hope through vocational training

The Lady Hochoy Vocational Centre will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Friday, October 4. As the student population increased at the Lady Hochoy Special School, Harding […]

Trinidad students rally for mission

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @lp_gordon The Trinidad students’ rally for the first Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) Pontifical Mission Society (PMS) Mission Congress at the […]

Congratulations

Catholic News extends sincere congratulations to Dr Hollis Liverpool and Sr Phyllis Wharfe SJC on their recognition at this year’s national award ceremony on Tuesday, Republic […]

Miscarriages and the family

Simone Delochan copyeditor.camsel@abpos.org Topic Thursdays by the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC) is a live chat with Crystal Johnson, therapist at the AFLC, on a variety […]

Careful what you say about the Sedition… sauce!

Members of the public are sharpening their chops for the third installment of the Priests Can Cook 2019 on Friday, September 27, at the Grand Stand, […]

A different face to the priesthood- Fr Mikkel Trestrail

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@abpos.org Twitter:@gordon_lp Reverend Mikkel Trestrail is the first founding member of an ecclesial community in Trinidad and Tobago to be ordained. Fr […]

For love of God, people and service – Fr Kenwyn Sylvester

By Simone Delochan Email: copyeditor.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @SimoneECDel Imagine yourself a 16-year-old boy, looking at the priest presiding over Mass when a thought suddenly pops into your […]

A calm at answering the call- Fr Kwesi Alleyne

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Rev Kwesi Alleyne has said that while people have asked his thoughts on becoming a priest: “Are you ready?”; […]

An emotional journey – Fr Stephan Alexander

Rev Stephan Alexander, 39, experienced many emotions ahead of his ordination to the priesthood including, “wholeness through healing and communion with God’s people, love and openness”. […]

PRAISE ALWAYS

The People of Praise Community celebrates a major milestone, its 30th anniversary, this Tuesday, September 24. Winston and Debbie Garcia, two founding members, share its history […]

God speaks through the Word

Last week Archbishop Jason Gordon shared on preaching as a call, and the need for the priest to have a vision/aspiration for his community. In this […]

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 For persons who have lost a loved one to suicide, it’s important that you remember who they were—loving human […]

Marionettes’ forward home

On Saturday September 14 and Sunday 15 (today), the BP Marionettes will present the concert ‘Forward Home’ at Queen’s Hall. Showtime is at 7.30 p.m. Saturday, […]

When God calls

Writer Lisa Allen-Agostini reviews Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Harris’ book, God’s Will which is in bookstores and will be on sale at the AEC Mission Congress National […]

God’s hand in migrant ministry

Charmaine Andrews of the St Joseph Parish Ministry to Migrants and Refugees reports on their work. The St Joseph Parish Ministry to Migrants and Refugees (PMMR) […]

Meditators meet to contemplate and transform

Judy Joseph Mc Sween shares her perspective of the World Community for Christian Meditation’s John Main Seminar 2019. One hundred and eighty Christian Meditators from around […]

All need to work on hospitality

Vicar General Fr Martin Sirju, who recently returned from vacation, reflects on Mass at a church in the United States in relation to the 3Hs (Hospitality, […]

Let’s have a healthy respect for life

By Anna Maria Mora This month of September is dedicated to Suicide Prevention. The Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists (TTAP) continues its mission to bring […]

Annual men’s retreat for a better world

By Rev Simon Rostant “…Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matt 4:19) What a call. What a challenge. And all men are […]

Morne Diable RC school celebrates milestone

On August 28, St Martin de Porres, Morne Diable RC School recorded  its 70th anniversary as an educational institution serving the community of Morne Diable and […]

Relief work after Hurricane Dorian by Third Wave Volunteers

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 A group of Third Wave Volunteers conducted a door-to-door, rapid-needs assessment, offered medical care, psychosocial support and coordinated the […]

The scourge of elderly abuse

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 In light of the recent crimes perpetuated against the elderly community, one mental health clinician believes that something is […]

Taking the faith up the hills

The Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters will celebrate their centenary of arrival in Trinidad in November. This is Part Four of the history of the Order. The […]

Resolving Venezuela’s crisis: Everything in God’s time

Bishop Jaime José Villarroel Rodríguez of  Carupano – geographically the closest Venezuelan diocese to the Archdiocese of Port of Spain, made a four-day pastoral visit to […]

Confronting the challenge of suicide prevention

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @gordon_lp Last month a 15-year-old committed suicide near his family home in Williamsville. His family was left in shock and […]

The faces of depression

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @gordon_lp Last month (August, 2019) a 15-year-old committed suicide near his family home in Williamsville. His family was shocked and […]

#PrayForTheAmazon

Story by Renée Smith Email: parishcomms.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @rsmith_cntt There’s been universal concern about Amazon fires for years as the majority of them are a result of […]

Carifesta XIV – A taste of heaven

by Deacon Sheldon Narine Carifesta XIV came to a close at the Queen’s Park Savannah last Sunday.  It was an exciting ten days and I had […]

Outward bound

Story by Simone Delochan Email: copyeditor.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @SimoneECDel The first thing that you notice about Andrew Lewis is his very calm manner…. Well, truth be told, […]

The Call on Canvas

Generation S’, in collaboration with Catholic Media Services and the Catholic Youth Commission is hosting ‘The Call on Canvas’. This initiative is part of the vocation […]

How to ease the pain of separation

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Separation and divorce can bring an “emotional roller coaster” of vast emotions—frustration, powerlessness, anger, denial, confusion, depression, loss of […]

Mary is a Queen not for position or monarch but a fighter in battle.

By Fr Robert Christo Every year on August 22, the Church celebrates the Queenship of Mary and offers the reading Matt 22:1-4 for reflection in which […]

Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

Simone Delochan copyeditor.camsel@abpos.org Sometimes in the midst of the social and political ills that seem to mark our daily living, we can forget that there are […]

Tobago’s perspective on 20th Caribbean Couples for Christ conference

On July 11, three delegates from Tobago arrived in Curaçao to attend the 20th Caribbean Couples for Christ conference. For the first time, Trinidad and Tobago […]

Gov’t school religion teachers introduced to Virtus

A session on the Virtus Programme, directed by the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC), was organised by the Catholic Children on Fire for Christ (CCFC) for […]

Watch for the ‘Rip’

by Raymond Syms Email: editor.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @RaymsCN ‘Java’ (July August Vacation) is almost over. Have you planned a beach run yet? If not, then be ever […]

Jesus Explosion missions in Guyana

Jesus Explosion Mission team member Gregory Quan Kep reports on their time in Guyana. Guyana’s first Jesus Explosion (JE) was held August 9–12. Most of the […]

Biker days never fade

Story and illustration by Andrew J Fitt Some things remain with you for years, and if you’re lucky, maybe even forever. I’m going to be 46 […]

Shake off the yoke

“…Praise His name and shake, shake off the yoke, shake, shake off the yoke…” are the last few lines of the refrain from the hymn, ‘Freedom […]

The Assumption helps us understand what we are as humans, suggests Pope Francis

This article was originally published by Aleteia and republished with permission In his encyclical Redemptor Hominis (Redeemer of Man), in the first year of his pontificate, John Paul II […]

Here’s why Mary is the secret for growing in faith

Hint: have you considered her role in the first disciples’ faith? Our Lady is the intercessor par excellence, but sometimes it helps to consider her maternal intervention […]

Mary’s death and assumption: Beautiful thoughts from the saints

While the Church has no official declaration on whether Mary died before she went to heaven, certain holy people have maintained that she did. On November […]

Freedom to Play

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Earlier this month, the Raja Yoga Prison Ministry in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service hosted its […]

Let’s adopt an “Amazonian and indigenous face”

By Renee Smith parishcomms.camsel@abpos.org In his visit to Puerto Maldonado, Peru last year, Pope Francis issued a sobering statement: “The indigenous people of the Amazon region […]

Leadership VOX POP!

At the Leadership Conference on August 1, attendees were given much to digest. Catholic News approached some participants asking them, “What is one lesson learnt regarding […]

Liturgy School

Liturgy School 2019 put the spotlight on the Archdiocese’s 3H’s with the theme Hospitalities, Homilies, Hymns: Liturgy Alive, scripture was also referenced with “I have come […]

School Of Communications

The Caribbean School of Catholic Communications (CSCC) ended yesterday (August 10) with participants from the region finalising their projects for submission. This year was a milestone […]

How to increase joy in your life according to the Bible

The Bible contains many key passages that explain the secret to living a joyful life. Joy is much more than a pleasant feeling. It’s an enduring […]

Don’t let your spirituality be keeping up appearances

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@rcpos.org Some people like to look spiritual but they are not; Pope Francis calls this “the spirituality of appearances”. Cathedral Administrator, Vicar General […]

10 facts about Catholicism that might surprise you

The Church is much more than Roman Catholic. There’s more to Catholicism than meets the eye. What many people refer to as the “Roman Catholic Church” […]

Friendship at the heart of hospitality

By Fr Don Chambers In last Sunday’s article, I reflected on Jesus’ Ministry of hospitality. The Incarnation reveals the intrinsic hospitality of God who receives the […]

One Man’s Journey – a book about life

By Raymond Syms Email: editor.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @RaymsCN Everyone has a life story to tell. Wilfred Holder challenged himself and has written on over five decades of […]

Keep your child safe from being trafficked

July 30 is the UN World Day against Trafficking in Persons, to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion […]

Why self-care is the secret to getting closer to God

Forgetting to properly take care of myself is my number one occasion of sin. “I keep confessing the same sins,” I admitted to the priest. It’s […]

The virtue of Mary Magdalene that we desperately need today

The article was originally published by Aleteia and re-published with permission This great saint displayed a quality to ponder and emulate. There are a number friends […]

Sacred Heart Girls’ receive First Holy Communion

The impact of the Archbishop’s call to renew the experience of Holy Mass by focusing on the 3Hs—Hospitality, Homilies and Hymns was very evident as 53 […]

The measure of a man ‘off the streets’

Street dwellers often seek help from the church. Merlin Boyce of Word and Deed prayer group shares their experience of Mervyn Vincent. Former San Fernando street […]

The other face of mental illness

The mental health of our society is a growing concern that is affecting family life. Susan (not her real name) gave the following testimony of how […]

Many healed at another fantastic Jesus Explosion

By Gregory Quan Kep, JE Committee member It is with a grateful heart that we give thanks for another fantastic Jesus Explosion (JE) conference. The theme […]

Many mentally ill on the streets

Story by Kaelanne Jordan, Email: mediarelations.camsel@abpos.org – Twitter: @kaelanne1 The question of how to care for a non-compliant loved one with a mental illness is “a […]

Farewell to a pilgrim

Forty-seven days after her death while on pilgrimage to our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, Mexico, Denise Mitchum was laid to rest. On June 25, fellow pilgrims, […]

Diamond love for the Ignacios

What is Love? According to 1 Corinthians 13:4, 8: “Love is always patient and kind. Love does not come to an end.” This is what you […]

San F’do Boys’ RC ‘Cook-off’ has ‘GoT’ twist

San Fernando Boys’ RC Past Student Association (PSA) hosted its third annual Curry Duck Cook-Off Competition at the school grounds at Harris Promenade, San Fernando on […]

Shepherd’s Cup qualifiers under way

All parishes of the Suburban Vicariate came to overthrow the two-time reigning champions Mary Immaculate Queen of the Universe (MIQU) Bourg Mulatresse and in the end, […]

Is there hope for Venezuela?: An interview with Cardinal Baltasar Porras

“The public and private institutions have been destroyed, and the only institution remaining is the Church.” The social, political and economic situation in Venezuela continues to […]

If you want to positively influence others, follow the wisdom of St. Benedict

This piece of advice never loses its power and is something we should always strive to follow. St. Benedict was a holy monk of the 6th […]

Transforming schools and people

Wayne Hoerning was one of two overseas volunteers to work on the transformation of Nelson Street Girls’ RC School for Project Care TT in late May. […]

Unimaginative food leads to start of Pound Day

The Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters will celebrate their centenary of arrival in Trinidad in November. This is Part Two of the history of the Order, a […]

Fearing the shadow of your own mind

The mental health of our society is a growing concern. Catholic News contributor Andrew J Fitt shares his personal battle. I can’t remember an exact date […]

Creating space for inculturation

Story by Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Fr Martin Sirju in his presentation on inculturation said there are Indians who would like to see more […]

Youth on retreat reflect on ‘You Are My Beloved’

The Evangelization Commission hosted a Young Adults Retreat on April 7 at the Caribbean Magic Resort, La Solita Road, Kelly Village. It comprised about 20 young […]

Give Vacation Bible School a try

When life is unfair, scary, changing, sad and good, we must remember God is good and His love is enough. This was the message given to […]

Here’s why July is dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ

When the pope was in exile, he turned to the Blood of Christ for strength. One particular devotion in the Catholic Church connected to the Passion […]

‘Praise Breakfast’ exactly what I needed

As a person of faith, often times I had gotten accustomed to the routine of my prayer life—daily prayer until Sunday Mass so the routine continues. […]

Men reflect on ‘Crime and the Christian’

Approximately 60 men gathered – some coming from as far as Erin – on Saturday,  May 25 at St Benet’s Hall, Mount St Benedict, for Couples […]

Topaz crowned Santa Cruz RC champs

Santa Cruz RC School held its first biennial Fun, Sports and Family Day on Wednesday, May 29 at the Charles Street, Recreational Grounds, Santa Cruz. Among […]

Programme to enhance skills of RC Math teachers

Mathematics for Empowerment and Enjoyment is the theme of a programme to improve the performance of RC primary pupils by enhancing the skills of their teachers. […]

How Spiritual Baptists survived stigmatisation

Story by Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@abpos.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 “Could the repeal of the [Shouters’ Prohibition Ordinance] Act erase decades of persecution, stigmatisation and cultural stagnation?” That […]

St Gabriel’s Girls’ celebrates

The St Gabriel’s Girls’ RC family has a lot to celebrate. In recent times, the school hosted a successful ‘Sportathon’ fundraiser in May. Then, 52 Standard […]

Put on God’s armour daily

The Franciscan House of Prayer with Spiritual Director, Fr Trevor Nathasingh hosted their 10th annual ‘Day of Empowerment’, June 1 at the Guaico Secondary School.  Hundreds […]

Irish ‘thank you’ for Fr Michel’s work in Lectio Divina

By Anne Smyth, Chairperson of Board of Management, Dominican Lectio Centre The Dominican Lectio Divina Centre in St Catherine’s, Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland, stands as […]

An invitation to deepen our baptismal identity

From the First Friday Committee “In the end, we are not Catholics because our leaders are flawless, but because we find the claims of Catholicism both […]

Pray this Psalm when you are overwhelmed with anxiety

Cry out to God and ask for his help to bring peace back into your life. Anxiety can be an overwhelming feeling at times and can […]

Don’t receive Communion out of routine, but with conviction, says pope

May our “Amen” come from the heart! An excerpt from Pope Francis’ exhortation before praying the midday Angelus on Sunday’s feast of Corpus Christi, also known […]

Christian meditation, yoga and contemplative prayer

Today is International Yoga Day, and here are a few frequently asked questions on the practise of Christian Meditation. Catholic News approached Sr Ruth Montrichard, Member […]

How our imperfections should lead us to a spirit of thankfulness

St. Aloysius Gonzaga believed that gratitude can only be unlocked through a recognition of our weaknesses. It’s not always easy maintaining a spirit of thankfulness and […]

Together with Christ, we are invincible

The matter used in the Eucharist is significant. We celebrate it this Sunday. On Corpus Christi, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, celebrated […]

Why we celebrate Corpus Christi

by Joy Nanton, advocate for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration “I am the living bread that has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live […]

Baking the ‘the bread of life’

Story by Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@abpos.org Twitter:@gordon_lp Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, for through your goodness we have received the bread we offer you: fruit […]

Mechanisms to manage anger

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@abpos.org Twitter:@gordon_lp Over the past five weeks starting May 26 the Catholic News has discussed anger, the physiological response, underlying triggers, the […]

Italian priest concelebrates his 100th birthday Mass with his 4 sons, also priests

A spiritual son of Padre Pio, Fr. Vaccarini hasn’t wasted a minute of his century-long life. Father, priest, father of priests, centenarian, author, disciple of Padre […]

Why do Catholics have the same Mass week after week?

In liturgy, the heart speaks powerfully, but thought at once takes the lead … Even if we love the Mass, the repetition of the ritual, day […]

The living word on labour relations

As we celebrate Labour Day it is only fitting to note that the Catholic Church’s teachings promote justice in wages and worker solidarity while defending private […]

Special awareness of abuse for elders with dementia

By Michèle Clavery Vice President, Alzheimer’s Association of Trinidad and Tobago June 16 (last Sunday) marked a special day in the life of the Alzheimer’s Association […]

This Psalm can help you maintain purity of heart

When drawn to a temptation, pray this Psalm. Living in the world today, it is not easy to keep your heart pure. Temptations are constantly around […]

A father’s faith

Story by Kaelanne Jordan Email: kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 This Father’s Day will be particularly special for Anthony Bugros. When his third to last son Christopher was […]

The GOOD in getting MAD

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter:@gordon_lp A relative predicted that I would not pass the Common Entrance, the exam before the Secondary Entrance Assessment. I was […]

On the waters of Xochimilco

Our May 2019 Pilgrimage to Mexico City included some cultural sites. After our final Mass at the St John the Baptist Church we pilgrims headed to […]

Learning to ride—A single father’s reflection

DKM, Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago “What am I going to do now?” That was the question that wracked my brain.  On the morning of that Friday […]

‘Mr Magic Fingers’ plays for St Joseph Church restoration

For one night only, Trinidad and Tobago’s beloved pianist Dr Louis Nurse will present ‘Rejuvenation—A Soca Jazz Concert’ at the Central Bank Auditorium in Port of […]

What my dad taught me

Today we recognise the fathers, stepfathers, the uncles and those not related by blood who have exerted influence. Staff at Catholic Media Services Limited shared anecdotes […]

Becoming church, appreciating life

Pilgrim Sharon E Delochan concludes her sharing of the recent Pilgrimage to Mexico.  This pilgrimage afforded us the opportunity to experience God’s wonders in places outside […]

St. Augustine’s advice for the disorganized and absent-minded

Here’s how to avoid the panic-inducing situation of not being able to find something important! This article is for those like me who’ve occasionally gone into […]

What about an Ordinary Time resolution this year?

The green vestments don’t mean we should veg out, but rather get to work planting and weeding and GROWING. And just like that, Easter is over, […]

This June, let’s spread the image of Christ’s love

Let’s bless the internet by spreading the image of the Sacred Heart far and wide. A friend of mine had a great idea: We should all […]

The two powerful ways the Holy Spirit comes to meet you

Welcome him today. Both ways bring his peace. The Holy Spirit comes in two ways in the readings for this Sunday, Pentecost Sunday.He also comes in […]

A tale of faith and survival

Story by Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter:@gordon_lp The things we love challenge us and at times even seem to turn on us. Christopher Bugros found this […]

Making marriages joy filled

By Raymond Syms Rsyms.camsel@rcpos.org @RaymsCN There’s a well-known saying: A wedding is a day, a marriage is a lifetime. The serious joke is nowadays in some […]

New concepts in ‘EMERGENCE’

By Andrew J Fitt Galleries and museums, in my opinion, are fundamentally crucial to a country’s well-being, offering both residents as well as outsiders the opportunity […]

Mt Lambert wins at SVP Sports Day

The Society of St Vincent de Paul held their annual Sports and Family Fun Day on  May 19 at the Prisons’ Grounds, Arouca. The day started […]

Guadalupe – spiritually overwhelming

Pilgrim Sharon E Delochan shares her experience on the recent Pilgrimage to Mexico. In the wee hours of May 7, 36 pilgrims left Trinidad bound for […]

Are you raising an angry child?

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter:@gordon_lp “Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry” – Lyman Abbott, US Theologian. […]

A Carmelite arrival

The Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters will in November celebrate their centenary of arrival in Trinidad. Beginning in this issue, the history of the Order will be […]

10 Lovely ways to bring the Sacred Heart into your life

What the month of June means to Catholics and how to honor it in your home.. Did you know that in the Catholic Church, each of […]

Need rest and refreshment? Find it with this prayer to the Holy Spirit

The Church invites us to imagine the Spirit by comparing Him to “pleasant coolness in the heat.” The Sequence sung or recited at Mass on Pentecost […]

Celebrating local talent: Ozy Merrique—Myth Maker

Ozy Merrique’s collection, Crown’s Land is one that he is proud of in its unified theme. Different in many ways from his previous works, the 29 […]

Mercy, forgiveness in our DNA

From the First Friday Committee The Easter Season is an appropriate time to reflect on ourselves as Christians. Do we really believe that Christ is risen […]

Venezuela: 5 million people will be displaced by the end of 2019

The shocking numbers are unprecedented in Latin American history. The numbers are terrible for Venezuela, but also for the stability of the Americas: 10 percent of […]

Mary traveled a highly dangerous path to visit Elizabeth

Originally published by Aleteia and re-published with their permission The Virgin Mary’s charitable gesture could have had a much different ending. St. Luke narrates in his […]

You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry…

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter:@gordon_lp Before bursting out of his clothes and changing into the fictional aggressive, green superhero creature called The Incredible Hulk, mild-mannered […]

A thousand scientists tackle the “science is opposed to faith” myth

Originally published by Aleteia, republished with their permission This Society was founded to foster fellowship among PhDs and future scholars. Check ’em out! “Oh, I don’t […]

4 Unusual ways to beat hard days

Originally published by Aleteia, re-published with their permission What we’re are tempted to do when things get hard often doesn’t help — but these things can. […]

What weapons are you using to fight abortion?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission  Writer:Robert McTeigue, SJ Removing legal protection for unborn children, sadly, is nothing new. But that doesn’t mean we […]

CSP: new skills, tools to parent better

Common Sense Parenting (CSP) is offered by the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC) in collaboration with the Franciscan Institute for Personal and Family Development through the […]

A road well traveled

Cleopatra Francis recently celebrated her retirement upon reaching a milestone of 41 dedicated years to the teaching service. On May 3, she was honoured at a […]

Visually-impaired seek gov’t help with printed material

There are a number of organisations working for and on behalf of persons with disabilities. To raise awareness, Catholic News will highlight the work being done […]

Fighting for the ‘common good’

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, Email: lpgordon@rcpos.org Twitter: @gordon_lp Corruption is an illusion of “fast and easy gains”. The reality, Pope Francis told judges, administrators and staff from […]

The roots of anger

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter: @gordon_lp I was angry with my friend; I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my […]

Pray this Psalm for peace of mind and soul

If you are feeling anxious or fearful, pray this Psalm to put yourself under God’s protection. Often when we are experiencing anxiety or fear, we need […]

Why a Christian can pray in any situation

The intimacy we have with the Father is the nucleus of our faith and our prayer, says Pope Francis Pope Francis today concluded the general audience […]

6 Reasons why all Christians (non-Catholics too!) should have a relationship with Mary

Even Karol Wojtyla wondered if it was possible to overdo our devotion, but there’s no reason to fear growing closer to Our Lady. Protestants generally avoid […]

6 Reasons To Appreciate Our Cultural Diversity

“Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development.”— United Nations. […]

Holistic approach to sport fishing in Tobago

By Kaelanne Jordan kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org Anglers competing in this year’s 24th annual TIGFT are encouraged to be important catalysts in preserving the ecosystem and promoting sustainable approaches […]

HNC Water Dragons ‘give everything’ in the water

By Simone Delochan Email: sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter: @SimoneECDel Their measured, polite expressions transformed to openness and excitement as the interview progressed in the corridor outside of a […]

Learning about Obedience

For the pupils of St Theresa’s Kindergarten Level 3, the Easter preparations focused on Obedience. The children, aged four to five years-old were exposed to biblical stories […]

Restoring the Easter Parang tradition

When you think ‘Parang’ you automatically connect the music with the Christmas Season. However, as Dr Francisca Allard explains, traditional elements sang Parang in Easter as […]

Caribbean Catholic music forms a Caribbean Catholic identity

Jill-Ann Walters-Morris is the head music teacher at St Benedict’s College, La Romaine. She was born into the musical family who started the popular Walters School […]

Corruption – not so petty

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, Email: lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter: @gordon_lp A relative was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital after being in a serious motor vehicle accident […]

Families: the bedrock of conservation

Simone Delochan Sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Today is the International Day of Families, themed in 2019: Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG13. The emphasis is on education, awareness […]

Holy Name Convent Water Dragons: A sisterhood of strength

By Simone Delochan sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org The youngest member is 12 years old; the newest girl to join had entered sixth form from a different school, and they […]

Migrant moms need assistance

The co-ordinator of the St Joseph Parish Ministry to Migrants and Refugees (PMMR) has given the assurance that while their list of migrant mothers “continues to […]

Reunion, fundraiser for SJC Class of ‘69

By Patricia Phelps-Scott The oldest secondary school in Trinidad and Tobago celebrated 183 years in April and the students who graduated in 1969 from Form 5 […]

A knit with God in mind

Story and photo by Kaelanne Jordan, Email: kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Joan Moore became “immediately inspired” after reading a National Catholic Register article ‘Blanketed by Blessings’ in […]

Mother’s Day behind bars

by Kaelanne Jordan kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org – Twitter: @kaelanne1 The frustration of missing countless milestones of your child’s life—graduations, their first steps, first job, first day of school—all unforgettable […]

#Momisms Mom’s best advice

Trinbagonian moms provide a plethora of advice to their children, some direct, some practical, some in high riddle form which leave you puzzled. We asked CAMSEL […]

How to opt out of the culture of narcissism

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Here’s a way to make sure your commitment to self-improvement doesn’t venture into a harmful place. I’m just […]

Catholic priest wins the 2019 “Best Citizen of India” award

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Fr. Vineeth George left a secular career to serve God and the Church. With more than 1.3 billion […]

Catholic News Easter hats*

Lara Pickford-Gordon, Lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org The pupils of Nelson Street Girls’ RC used their imagination and talent to create lovely hats with an Easter theme using recycled Catholic News. […]

Seller extraordinaire

By Kaelanne Jordan, Email: kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 At 83 years, Muriel Hazzard has no plans of allowing ageing to slow her down. She dismisses the thought […]

On a mission together

From Kathryn Tardieu, General Manager Email: ktardieu.camsel@rcpos.org Twitter:@KathTard I think often of Jesus, standing in front His disciples in the moments before His Ascension. After three […]

ALPHA – come, see, form your faith

Alpha is a tool for evangelisation. It is not the only tool but one that is very practical. It deepens the faith of faithful Catholics. As […]

Let’s go ‘Sisters Can Cook V’

The Sisters of St Dominic’s Children’s Home are ready to serve the fifth edition of their inclusive cook-out ‘Sisters Can Cook 5’ on May 18, at […]

You Are Not Alone

Easter is a time where we see how light emerges after darkness. This Easter, the Billings Ovulation Method Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BOMA-TT) continues their […]

Game of Thrones and the journey to self

Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org This piece is for the Game of the Thrones’ fans, and there is no need to comment that you have not seen—not one!—episode […]

Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet looks eerily similar to a Catholic relic

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission St. Teresa of Avila would never have snapped her fingers. Fear not. There are no spoilers in this […]

Worried about your children? Place them under the protection of St. Joseph with this prayer

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission St. Joseph knew well the worries and anxieties of being a parent and is known as a powerful […]

Catholic churches in Sri Lanka cancel Masses indefinitely

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission A week after church and hotel bombings, danger still lurks. A week after terrorist attacks hit churches and […]

Why seek the living among the dead?

  Pope Francis celebrated the Easter Vigil Mass in St Peter’s Basilica. Following is the full text of his homily. The women bring spices to the […]

Bishop Alleyne: Cannot be business as usual

GUYANA As Guyana awaits the outcome of legal pronouncements flowing from the ‘No Confidence’ vote in the Parliament last December, the Bishop of Georgetown maintains that […]

Promote a cavity free Easter

Holidays involve some indulgence. This is especially true for Easter, possibly the sweetest holiday of the year, where children tuck into chocolate and candy treats courtesy […]

CTC Pilgrimage to Holy Land 2020

  From CTC Community In honour of our upcoming 20th anniversary on August 6, 2020, the CTC family is preparing to embark on a journey to […]

Harold Woodruffe in concert next Sunday

Harold Woodroffe began choral and solo performing in 1960 in the Dominic Savio Choir under the guidance of Fr T Corcoran, and entered the Trinidad and […]

‘Shoes’ left his mark in our lives

Heather Alexis-Martin remembers her father, Patrick Alexis, who died His given name, ‘Patrick Alexis’. Aka ‘Patrick’, ‘Pat’, ‘Patos’, ‘Uncle Pat’, ‘Sporting Sam’; or as I recently […]

#BalanceforBetter

The Brasso RC Primary School recently held an essay and poster competition to commemorate International Women’s Day on 2019’s theme: #BalanceforBetter— Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate […]

‘Onabo Kasakabo’ – Earth Day

The Santa Rosa First Peoples’ Community joined the rest of the world in celebrating onabo kasakabo or Earth Day, 2019. Through the advocacy of Her Worship […]

Retro Bingo Bash*

  From People of Praise Community Based in the town of Arima, the People of Praise (PoP) Community is a Catholic charismatic ecclesial community comprising in […]

Relationship with self, others, God and creation: Setting a strong foundation

The Confirmation class at St Michael’s RC Church, Maracas, St Joseph went on retreat April 9 at the Seminary of St John Vianney and the Ugandan […]

What kind of stone sealed Jesus’ tomb?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Was it a square stone or a circular one? Most popular depictions of Jesus’ burial and resurrection show […]

Where did Jesus go on Holy Saturday?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission As silence covers the earth, Jesus is busy behind the scenes After Jesus died on the cross, what […]

The Seder Experience

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org Love, peace, joy was some of the expressions used by staff at Catholic Media Services Limited (CAMSEL), the Liturgical Commission and other […]

How did the early Christians celebrate the final days of Holy Week?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The Sacred Triduum has changed very little over the centuries. The Sacred Triduum, the final three days of […]

Can you stay one hour with me? The “Night Watch” of Holy Thursday

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Jesus challenges all of us to stay with him in the Garden and console him in his sorrow. […]

Miss Ruby was Couva’s living saint

Ruby Maxwell died March 30 at the age of 101. Her funeral Mass took place April 9 at St Paul’s RC Church, Couva. Abbot John Pereira […]

10 Reasons we know Christ rose from the dead

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission At Easter we don’t celebrate a myth or a great psychological symbol. We celebrate a historical event. This […]

5 Tips for Good Friday from Catholics who live their faith amid persecution

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Religious freedom was gained immigrating to America, but the intensity of devotion was somewhat lost. In his encyclical Ut […]

Is your business waste efficient?

According to global statistics, our world has a sobering waste problem. We are set to hit 34 billion tonnes of waste by the year 2050. Eight […]

4 Signs you might not be ready for Easter (but there’s still time!)

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Hopefully we have a better sense of sin and its cost. If not, take advantage of the Holy […]

Men eager to reach out to Church*

A combination of 72 men from the Paramin and Chaguanas Catholic men’s group gathered at the St Catherine’s Retreat Estate, Valencia for a day of laughter, […]

How to turn Holy Week into a pilgrimage

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The liturgies bring us to specific, physical places, which enable us to accompany Christ in his footsteps. The […]

When did Jesus rise from the dead?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Was it on Saturday night or Sunday morning? In the Gospel accounts, Jesus is said to have risen […]

Mary’s influence on lay vocations

Story and photo by Crystal Gabrielle M Sylvester       On Sunday, March 10 the sub-theme for the La Divin Devotions was ‘Mary, Mother of Vocations to Lay […]

Emmanuel Community foundress laid to rest

Violet D’Ornellas was remembered for her “undaunted attitude” in her mission to serve God. The foundress of the Emmanuel Community, 87 years, died March 29 after […]

Masses for PwDs in Central to begin

As it continues to promote inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) into church life through sensory-friendly Masses, the Bethesda Catholic Community will begin monthly Masses in […]

Pope Francis stuns rival South Sudan leaders by kissing their feet in plea for peace

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The pope dropped to the feet of the president and new vice presidents at end of a spiritual […]

What does INRI mean?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The letters are frequently found on the top of crucifixes and are straight out of the Bible. In […]

12 Things every Catholic woman should have in her purse

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Never leave home without these practical and spiritual essentials! You can guess a lot about a woman by […]

Here are prayers for before and after you read a spiritual book

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Ask God to speak to your soul the next time you open an inspiring book. Spiritually uplifting books, […]

Don’t get ‘vex’, show love

Lara Pickford-Gordon lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Think of the persons who are eccentric or weird or who raise your blood pressure and get you ‘vex’ (angry); the persons who […]

How to tell the difference between a monsignor, a bishop and a cardinal

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission When all three wear the cassock, things can get confusing. Outside of the liturgy, clergy members have various […]

Here’s a prayer for when you are walking down the street

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Keep God always on your mind with this simple prayer. St. Paul writes in his letter to the […]

Learn the language of sports motivation

By Kaelanne Jordan kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org All coaches, assistant coaches, team managers of primary and secondary school sport leagues and persons who may be volunteering as or desirous […]

Brazil RC ‘walk with Jesus’

Brazil RC School continued its annual traditions for Lent. On Friday, March 22 was the annual day of Fasting and Prayer. The day included praise, prayer, the […]

Hardbargain RC pupils ‘go fishing’ for Lent

Lent is a time of preparation for Easter, through prayer, repentance of sins, as well as almsgiving. At Hardbargain RC School, the pupils are educated about […]

No meat, No problem!

By Lara Pickford-Gordon and Kaelanne Jordan (photos) If you’ve given up meat for Lent, finding alternative meals that the entire family will enjoy can be a […]

A fragrant aroma for God

Very often, we speak about giving the best to the Lord and it is not uncommon to use the phrase: ‘Sunday best’. What exactly does it […]

Falling upward – hope on the horizon

Fr Martin Sirju concludes his pastoral reflection on how he sees the Church today. “Yet I will rejoice, and exalt in the Lord God my Saviour” […]

St Catherine’s Estate…A ‘wow’ experience

By Lara Pickford-Gordon lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Describing the space that is St Catherine’s Estate could scarcely do justice to the experience of this picturesque setting. Located on the North […]

‘O Rejoice!’

The Abbey of Our Lady of Exile at Mount St Benedict will once more be the backdrop of the Lydians annual concert series, ‘Lydians on the Mount’, this edition […]

A litany for Pat

Patricia Bousignac, wife of Rev Paul Bousignac, died March 8. Her funeral Mass was celebrated March 16 at Santa Rosa RC Church, Arima. In lieu of […]

All the drama of Passion Week applied to one person (not Jesus)

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission … and thus, applied to us … The Gospel ends the way our Lent should end. Next Sunday […]

Avoid this spiritual danger when pursuing knowledge of God

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Knowledge of God is good, but this dangerous pitfall is not. One of the basic requirements in developing […]

On SEA success…or not*

Simone Delochan sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org I remember when I wrote that exam. It was Common Entrance in my day. I remember the sick feeling to the pit of […]

St Catherine’s Estate—Reconnect with God, Nature, Yourself*

The Japanese practise something called Shinrin-yoku or ‘forest bathing’ which has palliative effects on mind and body, and certainly when you drive into the 11 acres […]

Why do Roman Catholics kneel at Mass?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The physical posture is an ancient one, used by Christians since the very beginning. For Roman Catholics, kneeling […]

Did you know Lent is traditionally divided into two parts?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Each part has its own focus and helps us to enter more deeply into the Passion of Jesus […]

Nine things you should know about Lymphedema

By Dixie Ann Belle Imagine one day waking up and finding that your limbs are mysteriously swollen like balloons. Your jewellery is tight against your skin. […]

Lessons from a father and two sons

Today, the fourth Sunday of Lent, the Gospel of Luke presents us with the famous passage of the prodigal son. While we often pay most attention […]

A self-defeating triumphalism

Part 3 of Fr Martin Sirju’s 4-part pastoral reflection on how he sees the Church today. I have observed the development of Evangelical Christianity (Pentecostal, Open […]

Goodness spreads – Fr Makhan part 4

By Simone Delochan sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Fr Michael Makhan spent 20 years as Vice Principal of the Spiritan-run St Joseph College and a quick perusal of comments left […]

How to make your day holier as a busy person

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Many people still don’t know the secret to making every moment count. Life has never been busier, and […]

6 Things the Prodigal Son and his big brother teach us about praying the Our Father

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission We should pray that we won’t fall into the temptation of either brother. We say the Our Father […]

Over 65ers try some Tai Chi

Creative Minds Development Initiative (CMDI) facilitated a Tai Chi demonstration session on February 11 for the Dominican Laity and Over 65ers’ group of St Anthony’s RC […]

3 Marian steps to discern a vocation

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission In Our Lady’s home of Nazareth, Pope Francis says youth who are questioning themselves about their future can […]

Are your memorized prayers feeling dry? Try this simple exercise

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Sometimes we need to change what we are doing to experience the presence of God. Catholics have a […]

3 Questions that can help you recover emotional balance

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission It’s more simple than we often realize to get in touch with what’s really going on. The frantic […]

Why did Jesus perform miracles?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Would we have believed his words if he didn’t perform extraordinary signs and wonders? One of the essential […]

What does the word “Annunciation” mean?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The name for March 25’s solemnity is full of spiritual meaning. In the Catholic Church, March 25 marks […]

Catholic charity in Colombia reports surge in suicide attempts among Venezuelan refugees

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Malteser International had a medical team in place for indigenous Colombians, but the crisis next door is overwhelming […]

World Youth Day—A precious experience*

World Youth Day 2019 (WYD) brought a flood of varying emotions for pilgrims fortunate enough to attend. WYD took place in Panama (January 22–27) with over […]

Ministering in the parish and the prison – Fr Makhan part 3

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Fr Makhan was sent soon after his ordination to Erin as assistant priest for “more reasons than one”. In the early days of […]

T&T pilgrims recall WYD experience

By Renée Smith, rsmith.camsel@rcpos.org Some of the Panama World Youth Day pilgrims met at Archbishop’s House on February 22 for a sharing and post-mortem session of WYD […]

Hesed House: helping others stand on their feet

Born with the spirit of empowering the less fortunate, bestowed with the vision of retired Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Harris, and blessed with a title that bespeaks […]

Bring on the breadfruit – Taking action to feed ourselves

Story by Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Photos: Raymond Syms A group of citizens has partnered with the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) to distribute 1,000 breadfruit […]

A second chance to try again

Most times those who are in authority are inflexible and they govern and rule with impunity. They are very quick to cut down and tear apart […]

Sacramental collapse

Part 2 of Fr Martin Sirju’s 4-part pastoral reflection on how he sees the Church today. “Even though the olive crop fail, and the fields produce […]

Why are men absent from church?

Why are men absent from church? The National Catholic Men’s Ministry was launched with Mass last Tuesday— the Solemnity of St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed […]

Safe haven for expectant mothers now open

Story and photo by Renée Smith, rsmith.camsel@rcpos.org First-time expectant mothers under 18 years can find a safe haven at the Mary Care Centre (MCC) South. The […]

How Jesus asked his followers to respond to 1st-century headlines

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The news wasn’t very different from the news of our own day, and their reaction wasn’t very different […]

Want a deeper relationship with Jesus? Eliminate this one sin

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission According to Fr. Lorenzo Scupoli, if you can overcome this one sin, you will be well on the […]

Down Syndrome Day 2019 – It’s All About LOVE*

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Today is World Down Syndrome Day and we hope that you are wearing your brightly coloured socks with pride! The UN-declared Day […]

What does the Bible say about refugees?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Jesuit Alberto Ares explains the idea of hospitality in the Christian tradition. More than 232 million people (equivalent […]

These “foods” of the soul are also good to give up for Lent

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Fasting is not dieting; fasting is not an end in itself; fasting is not merely an exercise to […]

‘Plant a tree, eat for free’*

The reality of hunger in Trinidad and Tobago was illustrated at the March 15 launch of the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) project to alleviate […]

Why is the feast of St. Joseph on March 19?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Devotion to St. Joseph, husband of Mary, can be traced back to the beginning of the Church Devotion […]

From arrogance to humility

Over the next few weeks, Fr Martin Sirju will be presenting a 4-part pastoral reflection on how he sees the Church today. Starting with the shadows […]

Third Annual FREE National Fall Prevention Programme

Adults 60 years and older, as well as their families and caregivers, are invited to the third annual fall-prevention education series which starts tomorrow (Monday) and […]

Creative Arts Therapies Week begins

Creative Arts Therapies (CAT) week will be celebrated March 18 to 22 at the Queen’s Royal College, Port of Spain. The event is open to the […]

Laudato Si’ Generation launched in the Caribbean

Pope Francis wrote and issued a beautiful encyclical letter, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, in 2015. The release of Laudato Si’ inspired many, […]

Living to be a priest – Fr Makhan part 2

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Fr Makhan rode home excited by his visit to the seminary, and told his mother, “I think I want to go there.” […]

The Religious Experience

Sacred scripture often teaches that many people have direct and personal experiences with God. In Genesis 12 and 28, God promised Abraham that he would be […]

In pictures: Comical scenes from the 6 years of this pontificate

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Pope Francis faces the unexpected with humor and aplomb. Happy anniversary Holy Father! Click here to launch the […]

Elsa epitomised kindness

In the midst of Carnival celebrations, many of us gathered together at St Philip and St James RC Church, Chaguanas on March 1 to celebrate the […]

A Kiltegan in Grenada

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Fr Oliver Leavy while in Trinidad paid a visit to his longstanding friend Fr Michael Makhan on January 10 and it is here […]

Holy Cross students help care for Matura Beach*

A group of students from Holy Cross College in Arima, their parents and a few teachers joined hundreds of volunteers at the Nature Seekers’ annual beach […]

How to go to confession when you haven’t gone in years

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission A practical guide for those hesitant about returning to the sacraments. Going to confession for the first time […]

6 Fascinating Lenten traditions from around the world

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Take a look at these meaningful practices Catholics partake in to celebrate this holy season. Click here to […]

Benedict XVI’s key to a fruitful Lent

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Benedict encourages us to increase both our faith and works of charity during Lent. Lent is a perfect […]

CSM to tell a ‘True Story’*

The UWI Catholic Students’ Movement (CSM) will present its Lenten production for 2019, ‘True Story’, on Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m. and Sunday 31 at […]

Looking for spiritual reading for Lent? Try these books of the Bible

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The Bible offers us many passages that are perfect meditations for Lent. Lent is a time during the […]

What was Lent like in the early Church?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. Lent as we know it today took many centuries to develop. Was the season of Lent always 40 […]

Pray this Psalm to make your confession more heartfelt

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Use this Psalm as an emotional prayer while you are waiting in line. An essential part of confessing […]

Who invented the Stations of the Cross?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Was there a particular saint who started it all? Or many different people? Throughout the centuries, one of […]

Lent challenge: Get rid of 40 things in 40 days

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Declutter and help the less fortunate! During Lent we want to de-emphasize ourselves and emphasize our dependence on […]

Divine Mercy Conference next weekend

The 8th Divine Mercy Conference will be March 16–17 at University Inn and Conference Center, St Augustine Circular Rd, St Augustine. Feature speakers this year are […]

Fr Makhan’s faith journey – Fr Makhan part 1

Fr Michael Makhan was ordained in 1963, in the third batch of seminarians to be trained at Mount St Benedict, and the only one of his […]

Get ready for ‘mini-Vinnies’

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org In an effort to gain more membership across its member states, the youth coordinator of the Society of St Vincent de Paul […]

Happy memories

This Tuesday, March 12 marks the 19th anniversary of Archbishop Anthony Pantin’s death. Many still remember with fondness Trinidad & Tobago’s first local archbishop, like St […]

The Wilderness Experience

Very often, we choose to see the Holy Spirit only as acting in exceptionally outstanding and powerful ways in our lives. Thus, for many of us, […]

Church will spare no effort

Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau, Dominica, and President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference attended the February 21–24 meeting in Rome on protecting minor. Here is his […]

Pope Francis’ message for Lent

“For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God” (Rom 8:19). DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS Each year, through Mother Church, God […]

10 Ways to encourage your child’s spiritual life

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Kids are naturally open to God. We just need to guide them along the way. As parents, we […]

What my kids should give up for Lent

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission My tweens and teens want to choose their own disciplines, but I’ve got a few ideas for them. […]

Why are the Gloria and Alleluia omitted during Lent?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Even the liturgy “fasts” in preparation for the glorious season of Easter. The Lenten season is marked by […]

Seek a spiritual regeneration for Lent*

By Renee Smith, rsmith.camsel@rcpos.org Ash Wednesday calls for Church and nation to reflect in a deeper way what should be done every year and every day, […]

Seeing God in everything… – An introduction by Fr Makhan

SEVERAL times people have remarked that we need more priests. Some parishes get an ‘occasional’ priest, so naturally Catholics speculate about the future of the Church. […]

Good showing by RC schools at Junior Calypso Monarch

by Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org CATHOLIC primary and secondary schools were well represented in the finals of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) First Citizens’ Junior Calypso Monarch […]

Looking ‘Through Stained Glass Windows’ – a street meditation

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Photos taken with permission from K2K Facebook page. “WE believe God is the source of all that is creative and good. We celebrate […]

Patois Mass: rooted in our culture

The 25th annual Patois Mass will be celebrated today, Sunday at Our Lady of Guadalupe RC Church, Paramin from 9 a.m. Paramin parishioner Claudette Sinnette writes […]

Rallying men to build families

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org AN effort to get men involved in the life of the Church and create disciples for Christ in the 21st century, were […]

Here’s why Lent was “created”

Originally published on Alateia, republished with their permission It served as a pivotal time of preparation for adults being baptized at the Easter Vigil. Lent wasn’t […]

Good training ground at Junior Calypso Monarch*

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Nine finalists in the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organistion’s (TUCO) Calypso Monarch finals at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah last night (February […]

Pope’s concluding address at abuse summit

Originally published on Alateia, republished with their permission “Consecrated persons, chosen by God to guide souls to salvation, let themselves be dominated by their human frailty […]

Confession, reconciliation, penance: Why so many names for one sacrament?

Originally published on Alateia, republished with their permission 5 Principal titles each emphasize a different aspect of the sacrament. In the Catholic Church, the sacrament commonly […]

3 Ways to live like St. Francis while still being yourself

Originally published on Aleteia,  republished with their permission His life is full of powerful lessons, even for modern living. “Shouldn’t we all be living like this?” […]

Should Catholics participate in “Carnival”?

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission While the pre-Lenten festival has existed for many centuries, saints and others have had mixed views about it. […]

More to calypso than trophies and prize money—winning message*

The Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO), First Citizens’ National Junior Calypso Monarch Final 2019, Monday 25, saw reigning monarch Ta’zyah Duane O’Connor, 16 years, give a […]

The Church’s story is service, not abuse

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission.  Ultimately, there is only one response to the scandals: Catholic witnesses. As the focus of the world turns […]

The key to maintaining a peaceful soul at work

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission.  If you find yourself full of anxiety at the office, try this technique to maintain peace in your […]

Talk? Art? Talk Tent 2019 is on!

Locals and visitors alike are in for the annual treat as the Talk Tent 2019 opens its doors at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s from Friday, March […]

Teams of Our Lady celebrates 80 years

The 80th anniversary of Teams of Our Lady worldwide will be celebrated tomorrow (February 25) by 69,000 couples in over 90 countries, including Trinidad and Tobago. […]

Better equipped to deal with harsh realities

A participant who attended a recent Virtus programme session shares their experience. My experience of the Virtus programme was simply that of a flashlight shining its […]

All in the ‘Famalay’

A reflection on the Carnival 2019 hit by Fr Dexter Brereton CSSp ONE OF the most engaging pieces of music emerging from Carnival 2019 is the […]

A ‘gittarman’ for all seasons

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org You may have spotted Enrico ‘Rico Di Gittarman’ Camejo at one of the many fêtes during the Carnival season jamming on stage or […]

Baby supplies for migrant mothers*

By Kaelanne Jordan The St Joseph Parish Ministry to Migrants and Refugees (PMMR) is seeking baby supplies for three pregnant migrant women who will give birth […]

Why does God permit the devil to tempt us?*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. God’s ways are certainly not our ways. When we are progressing in virtue, often we will be blindsided […]

Offer your day for priests with this prayer*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. “Give us truly holy priests, inflamed with the fire of your divine love.” After seeing the spiritual hunger […]

St Joseph’s Convent, San F’do hosts invitational 5K*

St Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando (SJCSF) held a 5k race February 16 at Block 7 Playground, Palmiste. This year was the third running of this SJC […]

Denominational schools struggle with admissions*

By Lara Pickford-Gordon The question of who gets first preference for admittance to denominational schools when there is a high demand for places was raised at […]

What does “poor in spirit” mean?*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission The first beatitude, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven,” can be a […]

Jesus himself gave us this prayer for the conversion of a friend or family member*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Our Lord said to St. Faustina that he would grant the grace of conversion to whomever said this […]

Daily Catholic Prayer—Padre Pio’s prayer against depression*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission “Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak, and I need your strength” Take a moment each day […]

Catholic Education needs to get ‘back to basics’*

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org The Law and Education was the theme of CREDItable Conversations Educational Symposium 2019 hosted by the Catholic Religious Development Institute (CREDI) Saturday, […]

Look out for LIT!

Trinity TV puts a new spin on the classic music video countdowns dominating radio and secular TV. The programme, Let’s Inspire Together (LIT) will feature inspirational […]

On a razor’s edge

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org The theme was repeated across news media in October 2018: ‘Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations…’; ‘Human pressures have shrunk wildlife […]

Quota fills a need

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org During her time as an expat in T&T, Curaçaoan Solange Kohinor observed several gaps in certain communities locally. While there are a […]

First Communion catechists encouraged in follow-up session

Approximately 30 First Communion catechists came together at St Charles RC Church, Tunapuna on Saturday, February 9 for a follow-up session to the consultation held in […]

A way forward for Confirmation programme

Approximately 250 Confirmation catechists from throughout the Archdiocese gathered at the auditorium of Holy Faith Convent, Couva on January 26, to meet with Archbishop Jason Gordon […]

Happy birthday ‘Ma’ – you’re 103

Some parishioners of St Joseph the Worker RC Church, Brasso Seco visited the home of Francisca Estrada on January 26 who celebrated her 103rd birthday. She […]

Ministering to the sick reunites elderly friends

It was a mind-blowing experience for 91-year-old Adiana Augustine and 85-year-old Joyce Diaz, longtime friends as they met each other after 20 years on January 16. […]

Blind and partially paralyzed, he went to World Youth Day with a mission*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission Juan Pablo Barón Rivera has one mission in life: to share the power of daily Communion. Juan Pablo […]

Meet India’s newest recognized saint*

Originally published Aleteia, republished with their permission A mystic and stigmatist who levitated, she also braved cultural norms, going out without a male escort to care […]

For and with Catholic youth in mind*

Taresa Best, 34 years, the newly appointed Episcopal Delegate for Youth left her job in the public sector to work full-time for Church. It was the […]

Novena to St. Valentine, patron of engaged couples and happy marriages*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. Turn to the “saint of love” for spiritual help with your relationship. It’s easy to forget in today’s […]

What can we do when a married couple we know breaks up?*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. It’s often difficult to know what to do and say, but here’s a guide … Separation and divorce […]

Soccer star Mbappe donates money to help find body of missing pilot*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. Once again the 20-year-old French soccer star uses his money for a worthy cause. Over three weeks ago the […]

Seeing your Valentine: The saint’s face reconstructed*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. Cicero Moraes continues to illuminate the saints with depictions based on their remains. Click here to launch the slideshow […]

7 Incredible incorrupt saints*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. The bodies of these holy men and women have been miraculously preserved after their deaths. Typically, after death a […]

A prayer Pope Francis is praying to end human trafficking*

Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission. May God Himself free all those who have been threatened, wounded, or mistreated by the trade and trafficking […]

Thora Best: proud calypso ‘mama’

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Thora Best, the current chair of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) Junior Calypso Committee describes herself as a “proud mama” for the […]

MIPED empowers the people

By Christopher Power In the Catholic News of January 6, I read: ‘Fr Michel gone but will never be forgotten’. The anniversary of the death of […]

Lewah in Tabaquite

On Saturday, January 5 scores of persons flocked to the grounds of St Anthony’s RC Church, Tabaquite where the annual ‘Les Rois’ (Lewah)—the coming of the […]

Wet fetes and water woes

In my times of musing, which I do regularly these days, I found myself questioning whether this country of my birth is a real nation. When, […]

21 and counting: Couples For Christ comes of age

It all started with a Christian Life Programme in Holy Name Convent 21 years ago, January 1998. It’s safe to say that Couples For Christ (CFC) […]

Duane Jnr out to defend Junior Calypso Monarch title*

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org It was a joke shared at the launch of the 2019 TUCO/First Citizens National Junior Calypso Monarch Competition: the “son” had a […]

Men, women and that ‘Gillette’ ad*

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org The week of January 13 to 21 was a particularly active week on social media with two things trending: the ‘confrontation’ between […]

The pulse of a nation – uncensored

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org The image of a young white man smirking at an elderly Native American gentleman as he beat his peace drum inundated social […]

Co-founders thankful

Co-foundress of Zion RC Community, Mary Margaret Woods believes that God called the community into being from the beginning. He fashioned them in their mother’s womb, […]

Zion celebrates 39 years of ministry

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org As Zion RC Community celebrated its 39th anniversary Mass, Fr Wilfred John prayed that their light will never go out; their torch […]

One day at a time off the streets

Story by Lara Pickford-Gordon lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Lenny George used to be a street dweller hustling money to get his next fix. Today, he is a recovering drug […]

First Friday Fast and Prayer

It is no wonder, therefore, that our predecessors have constantly defended this most approved form of devotion— the pious devotion of the faithful toward the Most […]

Mother Mary Ellerker’s legacy for Christian unity

By Neila Todd, Tertiary of Carmel Seventy years ago on January 11, The Servant of God, Mother Mary Ellerker of the Blessed Sacrament, O Carm, Foundress […]

‘Waiter, there’s micro-plastic in my soup!’

By Simone Delochan, sdelochan.camsel@rcpos.org Last year I had begun a series on environmental issues and the impact of everyday items: glitter, and balloons being the most […]

Of Parables and Miracles

When reading the Bible, very often, we encounter interesting parables and miracles of Jesus and sometimes we are unable to recall the actual chapter or particular […]

Those who care for our homeless

The Ministry’s Hernandez Place Sanctuary in Arima offers residential care for socially displaced persons aged 55 years and older. Its New Horizons Centre offers accommodation, care […]

His name is Hollis

On January 9, an elderly street dweller, his pants slipping below the waist, grime clinging to his skin was sleeping on the curb Independence Square south, […]

Homeless respected, welcomed at Ave Maria House

Stories by Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Living Water Community (LWC) runs Ave Maria House, 28 Duncan Street, Port of Spain (627-6753). Breakfast is served Monday through Friday usually […]

Catholic Raffle Extravaganza

An excellent collection of prizes has been organised by Commissions and Departments of the Archdiocese of Port of Spain in support of the various Ministries. The […]

Live Laudato Si – My World Youth Day experience*

International Volunteers at WYD 2019 have started the recycling initiative at the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá to bring the Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si to life. […]

Prayer, scriptures are weapons for spiritual battle – Dominican priest*

By Kaelanne Jordan, kjordan.camsel@rcpos.org Christians attending the January 4–6 National Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) conference at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya were reminded of their “challenge” […]

Mary was a ‘pope’

A funeral Mass for Mary Eugenia Pope (April 12, 1936–December 22, 2018) was celebrated on Wednesday, January 2 at her home parish, Holy Rosary RC Church, […]

The Holy Innocents of today

By Sr Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, D.Min. I listened to an interview on the BBC News with a young man originally from Africa, adopted by a […]

Use spiritual weapons effectively

The spiritual “weapons” necessary to wage war on any stronghold requires one’s knowing how to use them effectively and consistently. The co-founder of Zion RC community […]

Cleve – music man, family man

The funeral Mass for Cleve Calderon, who died December 7, was held December 12, Santa Rosa RC Church, Arima. The following is a tribute from his […]

Aunty Joyce – a beautiful soul

The following tribute to Joyce Rita Sankar née Joseph was recently submitted for publication. Her funeral Mass was November 17, St Anthony’s Church, Spring Valley, New […]

SJC students represent T&T again at world Scrabble*

Two of our Scrabble Warriors of St Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph, Amanda Khan and Sorraya Singh represented Trinidad and Tobago in December at the world-renowned WESPA […]

New altar servers at St Bernadette’s*

St Bernadette’s Preparatory, St Ann’s held their closing Mass December 3 at the School’s Hall which saw 23 students becoming commissioned as altar servers. The students […]

River cruise in Kerala

By Dr Sheila Atwarie-Rambissoon Our pilgrimage to India took us to its southern tip of Kerala on November 18. In the recent past this was hit […]

Almost ‘at home’ in India

By Kenwyn Sylvester, seminarian. Photos sourced from various pilgrims. I have dubbed this experience ‘the mother of all pilgrimages’, from Trinidad and Tobago to London, England to […]

Final day of CCR conference

Today is the last day of the national Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) conference with the theme Be Bold Be Strong in the Lord. Msgr William John-Lewis […]

New prison NGO to give back to society

On Saturday December 29, Catholic Commission for Social Justice’s (CCSJ) Chair, Leela Ramdeen, was one of the feature speakers at the launch of a new group: The […]

A life on our streets

Story and photo by Lara Pickford-Gordon lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org Last year, within one week on three separate days I saw men with skin trauma. The first, was a […]

Youth art on display

Christiana Mckie, a student of St Theresa Girls’ RC and a member of St John the Baptist RC Church stands under one of her pieces of […]

Mary Care Centre gives thanks

The Mary Care Centre (MCC), located at 43 Gallus Street, Woodbrook, was founded during the leadership of Archbishop Anthony Pantin. Its objective is to support pregnant […]

Promote Church rituals and values in our schools

This is the conclusion of Dr Lennox Bernard’s keynote address, ‘Developing a Catholic pedagogy inclusive of diverse learning contexts’ delivered at this year’s CREDI Graduation ceremony […]

St Charles High celebrates San Fest success

St Charles High School, Tunapuna continues to celebrate the successes of some of its students in the recently concluded San Fest 2018. Winners include Jade Danielle […]

Cover artist lets the creativity flow

By Renée Smith, rsmith.camsel@rcpos.org Society has come a long way in accepting the pursuit of non-traditional careers and yet those who follow that path often hear, “Is […]

‘Grandmammy’ gave unconditional love

Isabelle Blessina Superville died November 8 at the age of 105 years. Her funeral was November 14 at the Catholic Church in Mamoral. Granddaughter Quita Superville […]

Developing a Catholic pedagogy

The following is part one of Dr Lennox Bernard’s keynote address at this year’s CREDI Graduation ceremony on November 27 at the Our Lady of Fatima […]

Festival of Reading and Books

The Trinidad and Tobago Reading Association hosted its Annual Festival of Reading and Books at City Hall in Port of Spain on the morning of Thursday, […]